With just a few days away from one of the most celebrated holidays, Halloween, shoppers are urged to be careful of cyber-criminals when shopping for holiday deals. Victims of these online scams are normally individuals in search for a costume to wear to a party or to go trick-or-treating.
Please continue reading below.
Holiday online scammers trick persons by presenting fake pop-up retail stores and shopping online websites while browsing. The URL on these pop-up sites will then direct you to a scam site that asks for your personal information along with your email address.
Customers who purchase from these online stores are promised by the scammers that their costumes will be delivered overnight upon purchase. After making payments online there is a high percentage chance that your package will not be delivered to you and if it is, it is not what you paid for and is of poor quality.
If you try to obtain refunds from these online stores or try returning the items because of your dissatisfaction it will be impossible to do so.
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: email@example.com .
Submit your comment or question in the box below to share what you know or to get answers about this article.